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Toyota alignment after lift?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Fabulous, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Sep 13, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    Fabulous

    Fabulous [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I got my lift in, and after settling for almost a week I ended up with 2.25" in the back, and 2.1" in the front. My question is this...if I take it to my local Toyota dealer to get it aligned will it be done right? I talked to them on the phone, and all the guy could tell me is that they would do it to what is on the computer, and nothing else. I told him it was lifted, and again he said all they can do is what is on the computer. If I get Toyota to do it will the stock specs make it ride correctly? I know that 0 toe, 0 camber, and 2.4-3.1 caster is what I'm looking for, but they couldn't tell me what Toyota's setting are?! Alternatively I can take it to this smaller shop that put together my front shocks/ springs for free, and they said they will do whatever specs I give them, but they are not a high tech shop, so I have some reservations...
     
  2. Sep 13, 2010 at 4:39 PM
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    S.B.

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    I took mine to toyota of Poway (in San Diego) and they did the alignment right. But I'm only at 2" in the front.
     
  3. Sep 13, 2010 at 11:49 PM
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    never take my truck to toyota dealler for alignment because some of my friends work there said those guys never adjust your caster , toe or camber right unless when you take ur truck back to complain its still pull left or right . You know how long does it take ?
     
  4. Sep 14, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    I had my alignment done by Toyota back in June previous to installing my lift, and it was pretty good, but from the looks of things they did play with mostly the toe/ camber as they were off. The other shop down the street from me said what ever I want they will do it for me.
     
  5. Sep 14, 2010 at 7:31 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Just ask for a printout of the spec sheet and you'll be fine.
     
  6. Sep 14, 2010 at 9:29 AM
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    Toyota dealerships are useless... take it somewhere else..
     
  7. Sep 14, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    B/S you can enter the specs if you like
     
  8. Sep 14, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    Homertaco grill, Light Racing UCA's, 2.8" front lift (5100's at 0.85 setting and Eibach springs) 2" AAL with rear 5100's, Wet Okole seat covers fr/ bk. 17 x 9 Incubus Crusher wheels w/ 4.5" backspacing. 30% tinted front windows.
    They do provide the sheet, but the problem is if they don't get enough castor done, they will charge me another $100 to do it again, and I just want to have it done once. I heard that at 2" of lift I might have a hard time getting enough castor, but that I will need at least 1.8/ 1.9 to ensure it doesn't wander. If they are lazy and only get say 1.7 then that won't do it for me, and I'll have to get it done again, which would piss me off.
     
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